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Celebrity shopping: Where to buy star styles across North America

By Jim Byers, Special to Postmedia Network

Sarah Jessica Parker to debut first standalone SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker boutique at MGM National Harbor. (Handout)

Sarah Jessica Parker to debut first standalone SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker boutique at MGM National Harbor. (Handout)

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You may not be able to buy Sarah Jessica Parker’s lifestyle from Sex and the City, but now you can buy some of her fabulous clothes.

Parker recently opened her first standalone boutique, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker. It's located at MGM National Harbor resort in Maryland, just south of Washington D.C. The store features her chic collection of handbags, shoes (naturally), accessories and the SJP LBD little black dress line.

“Opening a standalone store has long been a dream we have been working towards,” Parker said in a statement. “It’s been very exciting to have been involved in all steps of the process, from on-site construction visits to the actual layout and design of our boutique.”

Accessories and handbags range from an affordable $30 USD to a solid $695, while shoes start at $240. The LBD little black dresses premiere at $395. The shop is slated to open Dec. 9.

Of course, celebrities are no strangers to the hotel and travel industry, having opened places in New York (Robert DeNiro’s Greenwich Hotel), Belize (Francis Ford Coppola's resorts) and Dublin (Bono and The Edge from U2's The Clarence). And now they’re moving into shopping, too.

In Toronto, OVO on Dundas Street West is a shop that features clothes designed by the guy who created "The Six" nickname, Toronto-based rapper Drake. The specialty at OVO is urban clothing, including stylish cargo pants (ideal when taking your Raptors’ gear to a game at the Air Canada Centre) and sweats that range from burnt orange to dusty pink to something called “washed black.”

OVO also can be found on North La Brea Avenue in central/west Los Angeles, Drake being a man of the world and all.

It’s no surprise to find the Kardashian sisters in the shopping biz. Their store DASH in suburban Calabasas features slinky lingerie, stylish dresses, short shorts and much more. Featured designers at DASH include Young Fabulous & Broke, Beach Riot, Naked Wardrobe and Jen’s Private Booty.

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Out in Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley, Lisa Rinna of Dancing With the Stars fame has a boutique called Belle Gray that promises to “let ladies buy the clothes the hottest celebs are wearing.”

Kyle Richards of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has partnered with the owners of Alene Too in Boca Raton, Fla. to create Kyle by Alene Too in fashionable Beverly Hills.

If you’re a basketball fan, you might want to check out UNKNWN in Miami, started by former Miami Heat star and now Cleveland Cavaliers’ hero LeBron James.

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